This is the five hundredth post I've made in this incarnation of my web journal. There were two previous incarnations of this blog, first on my old Supernatural Crime website, and then for a while on the Atomic Pulp homepage, but this version has lasted the longest, thanks to Blogger's simplicity, which makes it infinitely easier for me to publish my ramblings.
Since the autumn of 2006, I've written endlessly about old movies and new, spy fiction, serials, comic books, 70's sci-fi shows, Godzilla, lots of DVDs, and my no doubt tedious trials and tribulations as I've attempted to forge something resembling a career as a writer and designer. I've also written ad naseum about my chronic poor health and my bout with cancer, and some of the problems that arose from it. I started the blog primarily as a way to periodically purge some of the overwhelmingly pointless shit that swirls around in my pop culture-poisoned gray matter, and as way to try force myself to write something on a fairly regular basis. I also hoped that it would serve as a self-promotion tool, maybe generating some interest in and enthusiasm for my various creative endeavors.
I didn't anticipate that I would make some friends along the way, and I have.
This blog has become a fairly important part of my life, and I'm still surprised that anyone reads it all, never mind that it has regular followers. Some damned cool people follow this blog, and I'm frequently surprised at some of the other visitors who have stopped by once or twice to comment on things I've written, including a few authors I admire, a movie director or two, and others of note. That my words are actually cutting through all the background noise of the interwebtubenet and reaching people... well, it's really just kind of awesome.
Anyway, thank you all. Everyone who reads these words. Thank you for taking a few moments out of your life to read the frequently disorganized ramblings of this misfit from Maine, and thanks for sharing some of your reactions and thoughts with me. It makes my world considerably more interesting, and I hope it does the same for you.